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Poster - Afrikan Arts

Afrikan Arts

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1984-92 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Greenwich Mural Workshop (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Non-laminated proof for a poster

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Greenwich Mural Workshop

  • Museum number:

    E.117-2011

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB3H, shelf DR1

Physical description

Community print shop proof for a poster advertising an event entitled 'Afrikan Arts'. The continent of Africa is outlined with traditional patterns and motifs, similar in style to a wood or lino-cut, on a yellow background. There is a photographic half-length portrait of an African woman with large hooped earrings and an ornate necklace on the left, and a smaller image of a man playing a long drum on the right. Lettered across the drum is the text 'A G. L. C. Anti Racist Year Event', and across the bottom are the names of the two fund-raising bodies associated with the event's organisation.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1984-92 (made)

Artist/maker

Greenwich Mural Workshop (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Non-laminated proof for a poster

Marks and inscriptions

Collection for the Mayor's Appeal Fund and the Sickle Cell Anaemia Society
Lettered at the bottom

Afrikan Arts

Dagarti Arts Group
Ghanian dance and percussion

Shakka Deddi
Afrikan Artbeet
Wurd-songz:Livin poetri

Hi-Life International
Azanian Jazz Band
Lettered across the shape of the continent

Dimensions

Height: 64 cm, Width: 44 cm

Descriptive line

Community print shop proof for a poster by the Greenwich Mural Workshop entitled 'Afrikan Arts'. Great Britain, ca. 1984-1992.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Music; Concerts

Categories

Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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